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  1. Eco-Week Experience 2011 Pingree Park Campus September 26-28

  2. Learning Objectives • Promote environmental awareness in a natural setting • Strengthen the bond between students and teachers • Encourage closer student relationships before middle school • Provide opportunities to demonstrate the Learner Profile

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  4. Cost of Eco-Week $125 • The tuition covers: • Three days and two nights lodging • Meals: dinner Monday-lunch Wednesday • Ecology guides and facilitators • Challenge Ropes Course experience • Full time Registered Nurse on call 24/7 • Guided full day hike • Snacks

  5. Lodging and Meals • Lodging • Dormitory accommodations • 6-10 students per room • Separate wings for boys and girls, communal restrooms • Meals • Cafeteria style meals for breakfast and dinner, sack lunches • Meat and vegetarian entrée, salad bar • Special diets can be accommodated

  6. Ecology Classes • Stream Ecology • Fire Ecology • Pine Beetle • Tree Identification • Teambuilding • Mountain Pioneering History • Animal Habitats

  7. Ropes Course

  8. Medications • EVERY prescription and over-the-counter medication requires a SEPARATE authorized medication form • This form must be signed by a doctor • Separate form needed for self-administered medications (asthma/allergies) • Medications are administered by the Pingree Park Nurse at mealtimes

  9. Important Gear: Packing Hints • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and day pack • Clearly labeled with name • Layered Clothing • Plan for temperature extremes! • Broken-in shoes with tread • Hiking boots are not necessary • No Converse or Flip flops • Leak-proof water bottle

  10. Preparing your Child for a Successful Eco-Week • Begin talking about the trip at home • Come up with strategies to deal with homesickness • Encourage personal responsibility by having students organize gear for the trip • However, PLEASE go through the packing checklist with your child- staff does not bring extra gear!

  11. Packet Due Dates • All forms are due Wednesday, September 21 • Payment is due by Friday, September 23 • Discuss any payment concerns/plans with Mr. Schooler or Mrs. Kietzmann by September 16

  12. Eco-Week: Three days in the mountains, a lifetime of memories!